The moment of truth has arrived for the Orbea Factory Team. The World Cup is back and with it the excitement and adrenaline of XC racing at the highest level. It’s time to take the first big step and show that the UCI MTB World Cup circuits will be the team’s natural territory, right where they should be; a place where talent and dedication are always rewarded.
This project’s big leap into new territory, paired with a completely restructured team and objectives, represents a new milestone for Orbea in its goal of creating a benchmark XC team. The Orbea Factory Team will not only strive for the best results and put the equipment to the test, but is focused on bringing the excitement and accessibility of racing to more people.
If you want to learn more about the passion and intensity of XC racing, don’t miss the latest Orbea Factory Team video, “First Steps“, available on their website. Discover what motivates the team; what’s inside their technology and the sponsors behind their success, including Shimano, Fox, Oquo, Met, Hiru, Skoda, Maxxis, 226, Xsauce and Pro; and how they work together to achieve perfection in every race.
GOING FOR A GREAT DEBUT IN NOVE MESTO
For the first time, the Orbea Factory Team will compete in the UCI MTB World Cup. Dreaming of a podium finish in the first event may sound ambitious, but talent and desire have no limits.
OIZ AND ALMA, TWO DIFFERENT MACHINES WITH THE SAME OBJECTIVE
Each circuit in the World Cup will come with a new challenge. From the tightest corners and most technical descents, the team will have to choose the right machine for each race. Fortunately, the Orbea Factory Team riders have our most precise and high-performance bikes for XC: Oiz, designed to fly through the most technical tracks and has been named the 2023 Bike of the Year by Motorpress Ibérica; and Alma, a mountain bike designed for explosive courses that require putting watts to the rear wheel.
The Orbea Factory Team not only has two of our most advanced models in their arsenal, but has also personalized them to create two true works of art on wheels that will attract all eyes. In fact, this configuration is available for your own Oiz and Alma through the MYO platform so you can have a bike that’s 100% identical to the one used by our XC team in the World Cup. Get ready to conquer the trails with style and cutting-edge technology.
DUAL OR RIGID?
The conditions of the course and the team’s strategy will determine their ultimate tool to help them steal seconds from the clock and bring the Orbea Factory Team closer to its World Cup goals.
SIGN UP AND WEAR THE MINT GREEN
To celebrate the debut of the Orbea Factory Team at the 2023 World Cup, we’re raffling off a complete team kit and Met helmet. Register on the team’s website to enter.